Margo L. Dill

Margo L. Dill

A good love story set in the 1920s

"The Woman in the Photograph" is a historical fiction novel by Dana Gynther, based on the lives of 1920s New York socialite, model and photographer Lee Miller and her mentor and lover, photographer Man Ray. Set in a backdrop of Paris, this rich, passionate novel tells the story of a woman coming into her own and living life to its fullest with a rewarding career and exciting love life.

Margo Dill: An eye-opening view of the justice system

"Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson is the true story of the author's fight for justice, starting as an intern at the Southern Prisoners Defense Committee at 23 years of age in 1983 and rising to executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, which he founded to defend those most desperate in need.

Margo L. Dill: Local author's third book set in C-U

Local author and attorney Scott A. Lerner is back on the bookshelves with his third book, "The Fraternity of the Soul Eater: A Samuel Roberts Thriller." In this entertaining tale full of mystery, intrigue and Egyptian lore, attorney Sam Roberts finds himself in the middle of a case where an 18-year-old fraternity pledge claims he saw a girl being sacrificed at the group's initiation ceremony.

Margo Dill: Finding true intimacy requires introspection

If you read one book this year, choose "Scary Close" by Donald Miller. Miller is a non-fiction writer best known for his bestsellers "Blue Like Jazz" and "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years." In "Scary Close," he shares how he learned to stop acting through his life and start connecting with people, and how this lesson changed his entire existence for the better.

Book offers strategy for seeking serenity

"Seeking Serenity: The 10 New Rules For Health and Happiness in the Age of Anxiety" by Amanda Enayati is a terrific book for everyone who feels stressed out about anything. It offers science and research on the effects of stress as well as self-help advice and even better, practical lifestyle changes.

History, romance and comedy in one book

"After a Fashion" is a historical romance set in New York City in the 1880s and focuses on two interesting and delightful characters who are full of flaws we can all relate to. This is the first book in a planned series, "A Class of Their Own," by romance author Jen Turano.

Lucky to have read this collection

"Lucky Alan and Other Stories" is a collection of well-written, entertaining and somewhat eccentric previously published stories by bestselling author Jonathan Lethem.

The perfect gift for Hepburn fans

Most of the time when you see "Audrey" in the title, you think of the most famous one — Audrey Hepburn. You would be correct once again, because here is another book about this famous beauty who fans still adore.

Romance mixed with plenty of laughs

Here we are in the heart of the summer, so a beach read is the perfect book to introduce.

"Love Me Sweet," although set in the snowy winter of Michigan, provides the warmth, humor and love that only a well-written romantic comedy can.

'The feminine genius in the Catholic Church'

"If Nuns Ruled the World" by Jo Piazza is a glimpse into the lives of 10 nuns who are doing extraordinary work in the world. From fighting human trafficking to working with women inmates to rebuild their lives, these 10 brave nuns shatter the stereotype of the strict school marm and show "the feminine genius in the Catholic Church."